The list author says: "The family saga is a genre of literature which follows generations of a family (and/or interconnected families) through a period of history (typically represented in a series of novels). Books listed are the first volume of each indicated series. Most of them can be classified as "historical fiction" since actual historical events and persons are woven throughout.
Please also take a look at this great list of historical fiction series which includes a Family Saga section:
""Stern-Werner" 4 book series. Intertwined lives of two families in America; an aristocratic German-Jewish family, and a poor immigrant from Poland. Timeframe spans from turn of the 16th century to the 1960s and Vietnam War."
""First Americans" 12 book series. Set in pre-historic Ice Age. Features nomadic Asian family's migration from Siberia to, and settlement in America. Three different families/ancestors are featured at different times in the series."
""Kent Family Chronicles" (aka "The American Bicentennial") 8 book series spans time from the American Revolution to the turn of 20th century in America. Features multi-generations of the Kent family and their connections with historical events throughout the series time span."
""Australian" series of 12. Chronicles the experiences of early transported prisoners ala pioneers to Australia in the 18th-20th century. (See also Australian family saga "Outback" series of 6 by Aaron Fletcher, and "Bird/Duffy" 4 series by Peter Watt.)"
"The "Spanish Bit Saga" series of 29. Features the adventures of lost 16th century Spanish explorers (who are adopted by the Elk Dog Indian peoples of the American Central Plains) and their descendants."
""Wilderness" saga of 6. Story of the immediate family (Nathanial Bonner) and descendents of Hawkeye (from "The Last of the Mohicans") in the New York state frontier. Series spans 1792 through 1824. Historical romance crossover."
"The "China Coast" trilogy set in China. Series begins with a young Englishman's arrival in 1903 Shanghai and follows his dynasty-building descendents through Chinese history to 1984 as British and Chinese negotiate the fate of Hong Kong."
""Adelsverein" trilogy. Series features the migration of several German families from the Old Country to the Texas wilderness, their settlement and establishment of community. Set 1840 through the American Civil War."
""Almond and Raisins" trilogy. Features the experiences three generations of a Jewish family who flee Eastern Europe (Russia) at the turn of the 20th century and settle in England. Series spans 1905 through post-WWII. (See also the "Zion" multi-volume series by Bodie Thoene.)"
""Morland Dynasty" 34+ series. Spans multi-generations of the Morland family of York, England, and their national and international relatives and associates. Storyline spans 1430s to contemporary times."
"ÂThe Forsyte ChroniclesÂ contains 3 trilogies and 2 "interludes". Chronicles the lives of three generations of an upper-middle-class London family obsessed with money and respectability. Spans the Victorian, Edwardian, and post-World War I eras. (See also "Cazalet Chronicle" 4some by Elizabeth Jane Howard, "Swann Family" trilogy by R.F. Delderfield.)"
""The Immigrants" (aka "Lavette Family") series of 6. Features a French/Italian immigrant family from Europe as they arrive at NY, and establish in America (California). Also intertwines the lives of three other immigrant families (Italian, Irish, and Chinese). Series begins early 20th century."
""The House of Winslow" 40 book series. Chronicles the Winslow family from their Mayflower journey, on through American history until World War II. (See also "American Family Portrait" aka "Morgan Family" series of 9 by Jack Cavanaugh.)"
""The Venetians" trilogy. Saga of a bitter and enduring conflict between two powerful 15th century Renaissance Venician (Italy) noble families. Also features historic representation of Venice (1452-1472 Turkish siege of Constantinople, 1473-1484 Ferrara War pitting Venice against many Italian rivals, 1494 French King Charles VIII's invasion of the Italian Peninsula.)"
""Retallick" series of 9. Features the multi-generations of British Retallick family in various colonial locales (England, Australia, and South Africa). The series begins in early 19th century Cornwall England and concludes in 1915. (See also "Savage" series of 8 by John Masters set in British colonial India 17th c. to 1947.)"
""Sackett" (western) family series of 17. Chronicles multi-generations of the Sackett family as they move from Elizebethen England (1600) to America, cross the Atlantic wilderness, settle in the Appalachians, move west to the Great Plains, the Rockies, and on to California. (See also the "Lonesome Dove" tetralogy by Larry McMurtry.)"
""Sun on the Mountains" trilogy. Follows six generations of a Quaker banker family forced from Philadelphia for their pacifist beliefs at the time of the American Revolutionary War. The family re-establishes their lives and fortunes on the Canadian West prairie."
""The Colonization of America" (aka "White Indian") 28 volume series. Story of a white English infant abducted and raised as a Seneca Indian ("Renno"), who becomes a warrior chief during the turbulent times of colonial America. Series begins in 1670 and continues with generations of RennoÂs descendants."
""Calder Saga" 11 volume series beginning in pioneer Montana. "Very rugged cowboy marries naive young Texan, makes good, becomes a cattle baron with a legacy to hand down the generations. Historical romance crossover. (See also "Texas" quartet by Fern Michaels.)"
""Wagons West" series of 24. Series features the families on the first wagon trains to Oregon in 1837. Includes the experiences of their descendants through 1941. Holt family dynasty is introduced and featured in series: "Wagons West: The Frontier" trilogy, "Wagons West: The Empire" trilogy, and 10 book "The Holts: An American Dynasty"."
""Courtney" series of 13. Chronicles the lives of successive generations of the Courtney family, from 1660s-1987 against the backdrop of S. African history. (See also Smith's "Ballantyne" series which traces the Ballantyne family 1860s- 1980s, against a background of the history of Rhodesia (now Zimbabwe).)"
""Children of the Lion" 19? series. Series loosely based on Old Testament biblical events and follows the history of Abraham and the fictional descendants of Cain. (See also the "Ark Chronicles" quartet by Vaughn Heppner.)"
""House of Niccolo" 8 book series set in 15th century Renaissance Flanders. Features a dyer's apprentice who schemes and swashbuckles his way to the helm of a powerful mercantile empire. Dunnett's "Lymond Chronicles" 6 volume series continues the stories of "House of NiccolÃ²'s" descendants in the 16th century."